Sunday, September 20, 2020

800M Facebook users see automatic language translations each month

Machine learning is accomplishing Facebook’s mission of connecting the world across language barriers. Facebook is now serving 2 billion text translations per day. Facebook can translate across 40 languages in 1,800 directions, like French to...
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Amazon and Founders’ Co-op back new Seattle startup KITT.AI, born in Paul Allen’s AI2...

A new Seattle-based artificial intelligence startup called KITT.AI, incubated inside Paul Allen’s Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2), has landed funding from Founders’ Co-op and Amazon’s Alexa Fund — preparing to launch a platform that will let developers...

How to Determine Your Company’s Starting Point for AI Adoption

Artificial intelligence will humanize recommendation engines, improve the accuracy of logistics engines, and represent a monumental change in the friendliness of chatbot engines. Learning new languages (Duolingo), finding new dinner plans (Replika) and making photography...

Google, Baidu and the race speech recognition

Speech recognition technology has been around for more than half a decade, though the early uses of speech recognition — like voice dialing or desktop dictation — certainly don’t seem as sexy as today’s burgeoning virtual agents...

How an AI Algorithm Learned to Write Political Speeches

"Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” —John F. Kennedy, 1961 When it comes to political speeches, great ones are few and far between. But ordinary...

Google’s new natural language tool: Parsey McParseface

Google has changed the way developers build applications that understand human language -- and in the finest tradition of the Internet, has named the result after Boaty McBoatface. The company announced a new SyntaxNet open-source...

Rise of the robowriters: How AI could crush the spreadsheet

While a novel can be a page-turner or a film can keep you on the edge of your seat, a spreadsheet rarely captures attention in the same way. It takes a human to pluck interesting...

Please Don’t Hire a Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer

Every serious technology company now has an Artificial Intelligence team in place. These companies are investing millions into intelligent systems for situation assessment, prediction analysis, learning-based recognition systems, conversational interfaces, and recommendation engines. Companies...

Microsoft exec apologizes for Tay chatbot’s racist tweets

Peter Lee, the corporate vice president of Microsoft Research, Microsoft’s research and development wing, today apologized for the behavior of Tay, the artificial intelligence-powered chatbot the company unveiled earlier this week and soon thereafter took offline. “We are...

Facebook to Scan 10,000 Posts a Second in 20 Languages

While Facebook has lot of noise around using artificial intelligence to better sort photos and videos, text is still a huge part of the Facebook experience. Today, we got a look behind the scenes on how AI...




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